Alpha Water Sampler, Horizontal PVC Kit - Includes carry case, Opaque PVC, 2.2L

Alpha Water Sampler, Horizontal PVC Kit - Includes carry case, Opaque PVC, 2.2L

Alpha Water Sampler, Horizontal PVC Kit - Includes carry case, Opaque PVC, 2.2L

- Blue seals of durable, flexible, high-grade polyurethane resin with attached safety line
- 316 SS trip head for durability
- Not suitable for trace metal sampling
- Kit includes bottle, plastic carry case, messenger (45-B10) & 100 ft. line (62-C15)

Intended for shallow or deep waters, these bottles are called “horizontal” because they descend, parallel to the bottom. They are pulled sideways just before closing by the operator. This ensures a representative water sample for that specific depth. They are ideal for sampling at the thermocline, at other stratification levels, or just above the bottom sediments. These popular and versatile bottles come in your choice of transparent acrylic or opaque PVC. PVC is more durable and less costly, but the acrylic allows you to view the bottle contents immediately.

Alpha samplers are not suitable for trace metal analysis due to the potential for contamination (i.e. mercury and phosphorus) by the materials in the sampler’s end seals. For trace metal analysis, choose our Beta Bottle water samplers.

A thermometer can be mounted inside acrylic Alpha™ bottles.

NOTE: Volume may vary slightly. It is recommended that you verify the exact volume of your bottle prior to use.



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About Alpha™ bottles
Alpha™ Van Dorn-style bottles have flexible, plunger-like blue polyurethane end seals for reliable sealing. Black latex tubing is used to close the bottle because it better resists decay in sunlight and in water than amber tubing. It is an extremely strong elastic material but may leach a small amount of heavy metals or other contaminants. The end seals may leach trace amounts of mercury into the water sample in the range of  20 - 450 ng/L (nanograms per liter). End seals may also leach phosphorus in small amounts. 
When tripped by a messenger, the urethane end seals snap tightly onto each end of the cylinder, producing an almost leakproof seal. A small amount of sample is always lost until a slight vacuum forms inside as the sealed sampler is lifted. 
Alpha™ bottles feature a stainless steel trip head for durability and high performance. Nylon safety line connects the end seals to hold them in place even if the latex tubing breaks.

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